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Edwin Hale Lincoln Collection
Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848-1938) was an award winning photographer at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. He took his photographs with a box camera and developed his negatives using the platinum printing process, one of the most durable and beautiful processes available. He... more
Edwin Hale Lincoln Photographs
Edwin Hale Lincoln was born in Westminster, Massachusetts in 1848; he eventually resided in the Berkshires. In the 1880s, his work in photographing yachts using the newly invented dry plate method led to commissions in estate photography.His experience as a 14-year-old Civil War drummer boy led... more
Edwin J. Lewis, Jr. Architectural Drawings Collection (AR031)
This collection consists of items from the Edwin J. Lewis, Jr. Architectural Drawings Collection (AR031) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Elbridge Kingsley Collection
This collection consists of items from the Elbridge Kingsley collection hosted by Forbes Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Eleanor Raymond photographic collection (PC043)
This collection consists of items from the Eleanor Raymond photographic collection (PC043) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Elizabeth Hayward collection of Ursuline Academy materials
This collection consists of items from the Elizabeth Hayward collection of Ursuline Academy materials collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Elizabeth (Tyson) Vaughan photographic collection (PC062)
This collection consists of items from the Elizabeth (Tyson) Vaughan photographic collection (PC062) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Ella Dot Martin Blake Collection, 1892-1944
A native of Waterloo, Quebec, Ella Dot Martin Blake emigrated to Worcester County, Mass., in about 1927. She and her husband Sydney farmed and raised two sons. Ella Blake died in 1987. Assembled by Ella Dot Martin Blake, this collection consists of eighty pieces of sheet music, more than... more
Elms College Founding and Early History (1928-1950)
Presented here are letters, personal memorabilia, and photographs that represent the founding and early history of the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) from 1928 to 1950. After receiving a charter from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts to confer degrees, Elms College became a... more
Elms College Middle Years (1950-1979)
Presented here are items that exhibit the history of the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) from 1950 to 1979. Bishop Christopher J. Weldon became the college's second president in 1949, and during the next three decades, Elms developed undergraduate programs in nursing, business... more
Elms College Presidents
Presented here are items that exhibit the history of the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) through the photos, memorabilia, correspondence, transcribed speeches, and miscellaneous documents of its ten presidents: Bishop Thomas O'Leary, First President: 1928-1949; Bishop Christopher... more
Elms College Turn of the Century (1979-2013)
Presented here are items that exhibit the history of the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) from 1979 to 2013. Sr. Mary A. Dooley became the sixth college president in 1979, and with the help of the Springfield Diocese, the college was able to raise $750,000 to match a $250,000... more
Elsie Marsden Photographs
The three photographs in this collection were a gift to the library from a Miss Elsie Marsden, 18 School St., Lawrence.
Emerson Collection
A significant gift to the Longmeadow Historical Society many years ago was a very large collection of glass negatives that are known as the Emerson Collection. These negatives, some more than a century old, represent the efforts of one photographer -- a Longmeadow resident, Paesiello Emerson --... more
Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16
A lifelong resident of Kingston, MA, Emily Fuller Drew (1881-1950) worked briefly as a schoolteacher and for much longer as a bookkeeper for her family's business. But her great avocation--and her true legacy--lay in her historical work: researching, collecting, documenting, and preserving the... more
Emma Lewis Coleman photographic collection, 1880s (PC021)
This collection consists of items from the Emma Lewis Coleman photographic collection, 1880s (PC021) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Ephemera
217. Ephemera
This collection consists of items from the Ephemera collection hosted by Digital Transgender Archive. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Ephemera collection (EP001)
This collection consists of items from the Ephemera collection (EP001) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Ephraim Snow Daybook, 1822-1878
The wheelwright Ephraim Snow was born in Rochester, Mass., on Sept. 9, 1821, the son of Samuel and Rhoda (Stewart) Snow. Apparently beginning as a general carpenter, he moved to neighboring Mattapoisett shortly after 1850, where he worked as a wheelwright for many years. He married Silvia... more
Ernest Wilson's New England Trees
Ernest Henry Wilson was one of the foremost plant explorers of the twentieth century. From 1899 to 1922, he conducted many expeditions to eastern Asia and collected plant specimens for Veitch Nurseries and the Arnold Arboretum. He is also recognized as a great photographer. For Wilson's... more
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School Collection
Photograph collection of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, an independent regional vocational school, specializing in agricultural eduction, state funded, day school serving grades 9-12 in the Hathorne, Town of Danvers, Mass., which was founded in 1913, and continues to serve... more
Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, Civil War Collection
This collection consists of letters, ledgers, and photographs pertaining to the participation of Essex soldiers and their families in the Civil War. A small selection of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) related materials for the Essex Chapter are also included, which contain photographs and... more
Everett Historical Images
Black and white photographs depicting the people and places of Everett, Mass.
Everett Historical Postcards
Historical postcards depicting landmarks in Everett, Mass.
Fantasia Fair: Miscellaneous Documents
This collection consists of items from the Fantasia Fair: Miscellaneous Documents collection hosted by Digital Transgender Archive. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Father James T. O’Reilly
The Reverend James T. O’Reilly was born in Lansingburgh, New York on May 1, 1851. He attended Villanova College in 1866, graduating with honors in 1871. During his years of study, in 1868, he enrolled in the novitiate of the Augustinian Order. He was ordained a priest on March 15, 1874. His... more
Felice Beato Photograph Collection, ca. 1863-1871
A pioneer in war and documentary photography, the Anglo-Greek photographer Felice Beato was an important chronicler of late-Edo and early-Meiji era Japan. Between 1863 and 1877, Beato took a stunning array of views, portraits, ethnographic images, and genre scenes and helped train the... more
Fifield Family Collection
The Fifield Family Collection contains correspondence, personal papers, ephemera, photographs, and artifacts created or collected by three generations of Fifield family members. Dr. Noah Fifield (1783-1867) moved to Weymouth in 1806. For more than sixty years, he maintained a large and... more
Fine Arts
231. Fine Arts
This collection consists of items from the Fine Arts collection hosted by Forbes Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Fisk Tire Company
This collection consists of items from the Fisk Tire Company collection hosted by Chicopee Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Fiske Public Library Helen Keller
Items from the Helen Keller collection at the Fiske Public Library in Wrentham.
Fitchburg State University General Photograph Collection
This digital collection includes items scanned from the Fitchburg State University General Photograph Collection. The full print collection contains approximately 2,000 photographic prints representing a variety of aspects of the institution's history from 1890-1990.
Flood of 1933 Photograph
The Merrimack River reached its peak at 3:00 AM on April 20th 1933. A flood during 1927 was actually about a half a foot higher and the flood that would follow in 1936 was much more destructive.
Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113)
This collection consists of items from the Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113) collection hosted by Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Forrest C. Hinckley Photograph Collection
This collection consists of 11 photographs of Lawrence, Massachusetts and its environs at/or around 1903. The pictures were photographed, developed, and matted by Forrest Hinckley.  
Four theaters in a row, Lawrence, Mass.
Just after the turn of the 20th century, new theaters began to spring up, some in converted older buildings, most as new theaters. At first, the silent film program also included vaudeville shows or celebrities like John L. Sullivan or Helen Keller. At first, Toomey & Demara (Thomas F.... more
Frances and Mary Allen Collection of Photographs of Deerfield, 1900-1910
Influenced by the arts and crafts movement, Frances and Mary Allen began taking photographs of their native Deerfield, Mass., in the mid-1880s. Displaying a finely honed pictorialist aesthetic, the sisters specialized in views of Deerfield and surrounding towns, posed genre scenes of life... more
Frank A. Day Junior High School Class of 1954
The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural, and governmental past. These materials reflect the civic life of, and provide insight into, Newton from the 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from... more
Frank A. Waugh Papers, 1881-1993 (bulk 1905-1943)
Born in Wisconsin but raised and educated in Kansas, Frank Waugh got his first teaching job at Oklahoma State University. He went on to teach at the University of Vermont and finally settled down in Amherst, as a professor at Massachusetts Agricultural College. While at Mass Aggie, he... more
Frank F. Newth Papers, 1914-1979 (bulk 1914-1919)
Frank “Nick” Newth was born in Lynn, Mass., on Oct. 9, 1895, the son of shoe cutter Charles H. Newth and his wife Mary Hobart Brackett. A talented baseball player in high school, Newth used his sport connections to become a manager, and eventually owner, of a billiard parlor. On October 5,... more
Frank J. Miranda Papers
This collection consists of items from the Frank J. Miranda Papers collection hosted by Northeastern University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Frank Tingley architectural collection (AR013)
This collection consists of items from the Frank Tingley architectural collection (AR013) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Franklin Associates
J. Philip Dowd and his partner, Arthur J. Buckley, ran a small real estate and insurance brokerage firm on Essex Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts, from the late 1940s until Dowd’s death in 1977. It was called Buckley & Dowd Real Estate and Insurance. Their office was on the third floor of... more
Fred H. and Anna C. Sargent Photographs
These two photographs were given to the Lawrence Public Library in memory of Anna C. and Fred H. Sargent. Each photograph has been encapsulated and mounted on gray stock.  
Frederick B. Quimby photographic collection, 1890s (PC042)
This collection consists of items from the Frederick B. Quimby photographic collection, 1890s (PC042) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Frederick Wilkins Papers, 1899-2005 (MS110)
This collection consists of items from the Frederick Wilkins Papers, 1899-2005 (MS110) collection hosted by Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
French Artists
Critical funding to support long-term preservation of and enhanced public access to Boston Public Library collections, including this one, was provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.
From North Bridgewater to Brockton: an Architectural Purview of Early Historical Houses, Churches, and Businesses in Photographs, c. 1860 - 1880
Early photographs show North Bridgewater's transformation from a parish to a typical New England town still engaged in agriculture, trade, incipient manufacturing, and dotted with Protestant churches.